Friday, March 6, 2009

German resort host the Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup

The Ladies Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup continues 6 and 7 March in Ofterschwang (Germany) with the Giant Slalom and Slalom races. The village in the Allgaeu region will host the top of the alpine Skisport now for the fifth time.
The event will take place on the "Ofterschwanger Horn" course, its start being at 1300 m and the finish line at 920 m above sea level.
Ofterschwang is a municipality in Oberallgäu, in Bavaria a few kilometers north of Oberstdorf and the Kleinwalsertal. The Alpine neighbours Tirol and Switzerland or Lake Constance are only a "stone’s throw" away. Its small hamlets have preserved a traditional, rural character. Ofterschwang is actually an agglomeration of several small villages in the foothills west of Sonthofen and east of the Austrian border. In the two valley ski resort Ofterschwang-Gunzesried, there are seven lifts and a 30 kilometres of slopes. The area enjoys a scenic view of mountains that are close to 3,000 metres, such as the Ofterschwanger Horn, the Riedberger Horn and the Dreifahnenkopf.